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"In the moment of the sublime, you take a breath." - Paul Thomas



word
/wəːd/

noun
noun: word; plural noun: words; noun: one's word; plural noun: one's words
1.
a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.
"I don't like the word ‘unofficial’"
2.
a command, password, or signal.
"someone gave me the word to start playing"

verb
verb: word; 3rd person present: words; past tense: worded; past participle: worded; gerund or present participle: wording
1.
express (something spoken or written) in particular words.
"he words his request in a particularly ironic way"

The feedback received from today's presentation really assisted in the journey to finding my final word, particularly the purple cross in the centre of the paper with the coloured pencil marks made by the wind and the idea to overlay it on other print material to see what lies underneath the point.

In reference to yesterday's thoughts, I decided to visit 36 Pitt St Redfern first to see if there was anything interesting that could aid the process of using the wind marks to find a subject. I documented the place through short videos and a series of images.


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I thought the sunlight creating a circle around the nut of the tree was like a spotlight, so I kept the idea in mind.

At home, I picked up the first three books/print material that were roughly A4 sized, flipped to the 36th page (36 came from the shuffling of cards yesterday) and pulled them out. I then placed the wind marked paper on top and located the cross, piercing the spot with a pencil and marking the area underneath.
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Of the entire page filled with whites, reds and browns, the purple cross landed on the only blue area in the centre of the zero.
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The Chinese character was "获" which when translated as accurately as possible, means "obtained".
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So I ended up with zero, obtained and would. The one letter that was the common thread between these three words was the 'o' which corresponded with the circular sunlight shape I came across in Redfern. My immediate fascination was with the unity the shape of the letter signified, and thus, I chose unity as my word.

unity
/ˈjuːnɪti/
noun
noun: unity; noun: unity of time; noun: unity of place; noun: unity of action
1.
the state of being united or joined as a whole.
"European unity"
2.
Mathematics
the number one.
"the slope of each dotted line is less than unity"

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